Sunday, July 26, 2009
In keeping with my recent run of being "too busy or too tired" to do my structured workouts, today I too up the tast of trying to tackle one of the trees I had cut down last week and cut up and stacked by my wood crib. Firewood doesn't split it's self, and there's no wood-splitting ferries that pop in at night and do it for ya (at least none have visited MY house, anyway), and though winter's still a few months off, I decided to get as much done today as I could, and then tackle some more of my rock retaining wall tomorrow (no rock wall ferries have visited my home either . . . ).
This is after about an hour of swingin' the ax and maul:
And here's my trusty tools. I use a plastic handled ax (after breaking several wooden ones), and a steel 12 pound splitting maul (after breaking several smaller wood-handles ones). These tools have held up well for me for a few years now.
And here we are after about 5 or 6 hours of playin' Paul Bunyan.
And THEN I had to stack it all in the crib. Finished at about 9:30 pm tonight. Long day. Tired, and sore. BUT, there's a HUGE difference between THIS year, and LAST year. Last year I could only do this kinda work for an hour or two at a time, and had to wear a back support. And even then, I'd be in agony when I got done, and chocking down the Advil for the next couple days.
Right now I feel pretty good. Tired and sore, yes, but in a GOOD way. And I can already tell tomorrow I'll be fine doing "The Wall" all day. Alomst looking forward to it . . . . (almost).
Hope your workouts have been paying these kinds of dividends!
Take Care, and thanks for sharing your time with me.